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This post was inspired in part by Every Body, Every Wear and in part because I haven’t worn this green lace top in quite some time. I bought it from an LA boutique in 2007; the label is “The Origine.”
I was drawn to the top because of the aqua-colored panels with the cherry blossom print, the green lace, the soft material, and the light pink ribbon detail.
I’ve worn it maybe eight times (cost/wear = $45/8 = $5.62). The last time I wore it and had a picture taken of me wearing it was last year during a dinner with some law school buddies. I paired it with my robin’s egg blue cardigan and jeans (I think the same ones I’m wearing above – GLO jeans that I bought from Marshall’s). Though not shown in the picture below, I believe I’m also wearing the same pumps as above (faux lizard skin pumps from Payless circa 2007).
In 2007, I paired the green lace top with jeans again and pointy-toed patent nude/beige pumps:
(I would make this picture bigger, but the resolution’s awful.)
Close up of the green lace top:
Any suggestions on other ways to wear this top aside from pairing it with jeans?
This is also my first outfit for the 30 for 30 Remix Challenge. I still haven’t figured out what my 30 items will be, but 4 are down: 1) Green H&M cardigan, 2) Green lace top, 3) GLO jeans, and 4) Payless faux lizard skin pumps. Only 26 more items to choose!
Lastly, Steph decided that this outfit is going to be Outfit Number 1 for her 30 for 30:
Details of her outfit will soon be forthcoming!
I haven’t worn this skirt in a few years, and I can’t remember the price for it (maybe $20-$25), but I got it in 2005.
Gap Full Skirt (bought in 2005)
H&M Coral Tank Dress (bought in 2010; worn as a top; last worn here as a dress)
Mossimo Taupe Heels (bought from Target in 2009)
H&M White Cardigan (bought in 2007)
Coral & Black Bead Necklace (gift from my husband’s grand aunt in the Philippines)
Pearl Strand Necklace (bought in the Philippines in 2011)
Forever 21 Pearl, Crystal Bead, and Shell Flower Necklace (bought in 2010)
Initial Pendant and Rhinestone Pendant Necklace (initial pendant was a gift from my dad when I was six, rhinestone pendant necklace has been [permanently] borrowed from my mom)
Pearl Earrings (gift from my aunt in 2006)
Tan Stud Bracelet (free gift for signing up with BaubleBar)
Gold Bead Bracelet (gift from my husband’s aunt in the Philippines in 2010)
Glasses (bought from Costco in 2010)
Beige Corset Belt (bought from Masque Boutique in 2009)
I piled on the accessories today and kept my makeup “fresh,” as my husband calls it. Moisturizer with SPF (always), a dab of Smith’s Rosebud Salve (always), some grey eyebrow liner (I find that looks the most natural for my brows), and some brown-black eyeliner, and I was out the door.
Close up of necklaces:
The skirt’s hemline actually falls around mid-calf, but because the coral dress has an empire waistline, I rolled up the skirt a few times and added the beige corset belt. That belt is one of my favorite finds even though my husband does not generally like the look of wide belts on me.
Today is going to be spent relaxing at home with the family; next weekend is going to be insanely busy as we have a fundraising dinner, a wedding here, and then a red-eye flight to Boston to attend another wedding the following day. Thus, no MIFDDN; I think our Crystal Cove visit was our outing for this week.
For those in the States, hope you are all enjoying the Memorial Day Weekend.